Match the vocabulary 1-10 with the meanings a-j
Discuss your family.
What’s life like now that you are away from home?
Are you happy or sad now that you are out of the house?
What are the advantages/disadvantages of student life?
Your future family
Imagine your future family. What do you think they will look like? How will your future husband/wife appear and behave? What do you think your children will be like? Can you imagine your house, your work, your typical day?
Changes in family life
The rise of the single parent family and destruction of the nuclear family.
|Married without children||30%||29%|
|Single parent family||16%||25%|
Drop in marriage
In Australia, 14% of kids are in single-parent families and 31% are born out of wedlock.
In the UK 25% of kids are in single-parent families and now 51% of UK kids are born out of wedlock.
In South Korea, it is very different. Only 1.6% are born to unmarried parents.
Increase in divorce rates
In the USA, divorce rates are 0.36% per year. Why is divorce more common now than in the past? What has changed in society? What can we do to reverse that change?
Affect of divorce and separation on children, adults etc
Who should get the house after a divorce? Who should look after the kids? Why do the kids often “feel like a football” when parents divorce?
Teenage and underage pregnancy
Teenage Pregnancy (between ages 15 to 19) throughout the world
What can be done to reduce the numbers of teenage pregnancies?
Age of Marriage
|Hong Kong 2011||31.2||28.9|
Do you see any patterns in the above data? Are any of the numbers surprising to you? What do you think is the cause of differences on this table.
Median age at first marriage graph for the USA shows the age declining at the beginning of the 20th century, staying low in the post war years and then rising after 1970. The age for men is consistently higher than that of females but the gap has narrowed from two years to just one year.